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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dj_Android, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Dj_Android

    Dj_Android Member
    Thread Starter

    So as i was experimenting with the phone i discovered 2 modes the phone can boot in:

    1. Hold volume down and power (Phone must be off first): FTM Mode

    2. Hold Volume UP and Volume down, Plug in USB Charger (Phone must be off): Download mode???

    The second one is a mystery.

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  2. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    Both are a mystery to me. What is FTM mode? Download mode almost sounds like it could be a method to update the os from a ZTE update. That is very similar to how the old LG Optimus M could be reset if bricked.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Field test mode - essentially, booting into the bootloader in fastboot mode, usually.
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  4. Dj_Android

    Dj_Android Member
    Thread Starter

    I've tried many ways into booting into bootloader such as adb and manualy, but I am unsuccesfull
  5. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    On LG Motion 4G, Download mode is what we use to USB connect to a pc and factory restore the /system. (revert back to stock from a rooted phone)
  6. ZeroGeined

    ZeroGeined Well-Known Member

    Just to let everybody know what I've found:

    Holding Vol down + power goes to FTM mode

    Holding Vol up + power goes to Android Recovery

    Holding Vol up + Vol down with power goes to a third mode where the screen stays black and the status LED stays on red. According to my computer, this is DFU mode. I have no clue what this is for, but with a little more googling, I'll update on that.
  7. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    Just letting you all know, just about every phone has these modes nowadays. ;)
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    True but they vary a lot by make. ;)
  9. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    Vary by model :p
  10. ZeroGeined

    ZeroGeined Well-Known Member

    Just to update if anyone looks to this as a reference, DFU mode is Device Firmware Update. Its used for when the recovery mode doesn't work.

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